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Trade union leader reports on Indonesia By Bayardo Rodriegas MELBOURNE — At a reception for Victorian Trades Hall secretary Leigh Hubbard on July 17, participants heard about the growth and prospects of Indonesia's fledgling independent trade
Transport workers rally against industrial laws By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Members of the Transport Workers Union rallied here on July 17 to protest against the federal government's repressive industrial laws and warn of further action if
Residents rally to save green belt By Alistair Dickinson SYDNEY — The Australian Defence Industries (ADI) Residents Action Group is hoping for a big turnout for a march and rally starting at 11am at the ADI gates in St Marys on July 26. The
West Enders to march against Hanson By Bill Mason BRISBANE — A march and rally against racism, called by the Democratic Socialists and Resistance, is set to liven up the streets of West End on July 25. The theme is: "Hanson has no solutions!
By Tony Iltis HOBART — More than 600 students and activists gathered at the Students and Sustainability Conference (S&S), held at the University of Tasmania and the Lea Scout Camp, July 6-10. The conference is an annual forum of student
By Andrew Hall WOLLONGONG — Almost 300 people rallied in the main street of Kiama on July 17 to protest against Pauline Hanson's first visit to the Illawarra. There were many young people and unionists, particularly maritime workers, in the
By Kim Bullimore CANBERRA — Aboriginal elder Wadjularbinna Nulyarimma from the Gungalidda people and three other Aboriginal applicants have filed a motion with the ACT Supreme Court asking that John Howard, Tim Fischer, Pauline Hanson and Brian
Socialists launch new e-mail bulletin By Al McCall As an adjunct to its political campaigns, the Democratic Socialists have launched an e-mail based information service. Called DS_NET, it is geared toward generating information about the work the
Rag trade exploits outworkers By Bridget Riggs MELBOURNE — Fairwear, a community action group campaigning for outworkers' rights, and the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia (TCFUA) have taken companies such as Adidas, Portmans,
Pressure builds on Centrelink By Bill Mason Computer problems with the Newstart Common Platform dealing with processing unemployment and related benefits, and the introduction of the federal government's disastrous new Youth Allowance, have
Delegates rally against award stripping By Michael Bull MELBOURNE More than 1200 job delegates and union officials rallied against the introduction of award stripping at Melbourne Town Hall on July 1. The meeting was organised by the Victorian
Secondary student network formed HOBART — As a result of the rally against racism here on June 26, a new activist group of secondary students was formed. The Secondary Students Anti-Racist Network aims to politicise secondary students and